The Grotte Di Catullo
The archaeological site of the Grotte di Catullo is located on the shores of Lake Garda, on the tip of the Sirmione peninsula. The name "Grotte di Catullo" he Renaissance origin and must indicate the collapses of roofs and walls of ancient Roman villa. Thanks to the recent investigations it was possible to trace the history of the Roman villa, built in the Augustan age and later abandoned in the third century AD. The villa covers a total area of about two hectares and has a rectangular plan with two wings on the sides short and spread over three floors. Inside the archaeological site it was opened a small archaeological museum which exhibits artifacts from Sirmione Sirmione and some of the southern Lake Garda sites. The museum is a treasure trove of history and art as it is a collection of testimonies of Roman and medieval times, as well as the Lombard necropolis. Very important are the decorative finds from the villa residential environments. Of great value is definitely the kit tomb found in Lonato and the materials from Roman villas Toscolano and Desenzano - Fustinella.